Efforts underway to fulfill digital Pakistan vision

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Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque has said that the steps are underway for fulfilling the digital Pakistan vision.

He said our steps in the IT and Telecom sector are more than other countries in the region. The Federal Minister for IT was addressing the GSMA meeting on Wednesday. He apprised the participants of the meeting about digital transformation and policies. GSMA head for Asia Pacific Julian Gorman joined the meeting through a video link. Secretary IT Dr. Sohail Rajput, CEO Universal Service Fund (USF) Haaris Mahmood Chaudhry and GSMA Country Head in Pakistan Saira Faisal were also present on the occasion.

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Syed Amin Ul Haque said that number of initiatives are being taken for the provision of quality broadband services in the country and facilitate telecom operators. Work is going on USF’s 43 projects worth Rs. over 29 billion for the provision of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the country, while the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is taking steps to establish software technology parks across the country and facilitate freelancers, he added.

He said that the Ministry of IT is committed to enhance connectivity and improve digital infrastructure to facilitate the common man.

Speaking on the occasion, GSMA head for Asia Pacific Julian Gorman lauded the performance of the Ministry of IT and Telecom and its steps for digitalization. He also expressed satisfaction on USF’s projects for the provision of broadband services in the rural areas of the country.

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